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Dr Gosia Ciesielska

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School


Malgorzata (Gosia) Ciesielska is Deputy Head of Leadership & HRM Department and Associate Professor of Organisation studies. She holds a PhD in Organisation and Management Studies from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc in Business Management and Marketing degree with distinction from Warsaw University, Poland. Dr Ciesielska has previously worked at several universities in Europe, including Warsaw University, Poland, Växjö University, Sweden and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark as well as Newcaste and Teesside. She used to teach various undergraduate, graduate and MBA courses, in particular organisational behaviour and critical management theories, cross-cultural and international management, HRM and a qualitative research methodology.  Her research interests range from digital economy, strategy, innovation to gender and HRM in high tech industry.

Prior to her academic career, Dr Ciesielska was a consultant on data protection in pharmaceutical industry and diversity management. In 2003-2005 she held a position of EU Coordinator in pharmaceuticals in the Polish Ministry of Health. 



Gosia Ciesielska

Campus Address

Newcastle Business School
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • PGCLTHE May 06 2013
  • Business andManagement Studies PhD December 06 2010
  • Business andManagement Studies MSc June 30 2003
  • CMI level 5 award in coaching and mentoring 2018

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Innovation and management in high tech organisations, are Dr Ciesielska’s main research focus. Between 2010-2012 Dr Ciesielska was part of Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy project investigating smart home business cases in the connected home industry, and between 2016-2018 she was involved in Creative Fuse North East project looking at creative, digital and tech sectors to drive innovation and growth of the region’s economy.


Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The “Tango Argentino”:, Pattinson, S., Ciesielska, G., Preece, D., Nicholson, J., Alexandersson, A. 1 Jul 2020, In: Journal of Management Inquiry
  • Towards a framework for Innovation Orientation within Business and Management Studies, Norris, D., Ciesielska, M. 11 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • Nokia on the slope, Ciesielska, M. 1 Aug 2018, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Qualitative Research in Organization Studies, Ciesielska, M., Dariusz, D. 2018
  • Qualitative Research in Organization Studies, Ciesielska, M., Jemielniak, D. 2018
  • Grasping the business value of online communities, Iskoujina, Z., Ciesielska, M., Roberts, J., Li, F. 8 May 2017, In: Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • Dilemmas within Commercial involvement in Open Source Software, Ciesielska, M., Westenholz, A. 9 May 2016, In: Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • It Takes Two to Tango: Communities of Practice and Innovation in Science-based SMEs, Pattinson, S., Ciesielska, M., Alexandersson, A., Preece, D. 3 Jul 2014

PGR Supervision

  • Ze Gao Start: 01/11/2018
  • Julie Wooton Start: 01/12/2018
  • Julie Wooton Start: 01/12/2018

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